Cilantro Lime Cauliflower ‘Rice’ Recipe

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower 'Rice'
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower 'Rice'

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower ‘Rice’ Recipe

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower 'Rice'

Grated cauliflower makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice when you need a little carb detox. You can season this any way you wish – here I brightened it up with lime and cilantro and served it with a broiled pork loin. It has a couscous-like texture, and is perfect with chicken, pork chops, steak or anything you would normally serve with rice.

Does it taste like cauliflower? Yes, it does so if you’re not a cauliflower fan (I love it!) this may not be for you. But if you’re a fan like me, you’ll love this side dish! And it’s also vegetarian, vegan and Paleo-friendly.


Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup  • Points +: 2 pts • Smart Points: 1

Calories: 61 • Fat: 3 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Sugar: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg • Sodium: 37 (without salt)





1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves

2 scallions, diced

kosher salt and pepper, to taste

1-1/2 limes

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro



Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.


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Written by antoine

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